The Virginia Museum of Transportation celebrated dirt, power and speed racing on Saturday.
Visitors got to meet some racing legends and take a closer look at early NASCAR race cars.
They learned about the origins of the sport, even learning how moonshine inspired the sport.
A NASCAR simulator wowed the crowd and some of racing's veterans were on hand to greet guests.
Over 20 drivers helped make the event a success.
The event was to honor Curtis Turner, a Southwest Virginia native and a longtime NASCAR veteran.
His daughter, says his career and others' helped to shape what racing is today